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English definition of “flounder”

flounder

verb [I] uk   /ˈflaʊn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
to experience great difficulties or be completely unable to decide what to do or say next: He lost the next page of his speech and floundered (about/around) for a few seconds. Although his business was a success, his marriage was floundering. In 1986 Richardson resigned as chairman, leaving the company floundering.

flounder

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈflaʊn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/ (plural flounder or flounders)
a flat sea fish that can be eaten
(Definition of flounder from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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